Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

New NY - New Driver's License Trips Store Scanners

Published on: October 10, 2008 07:53 AM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
Bookmark and Share

New York - An age-verification bar code in new driver’s licenses in New York is tripping up scanners designed to catch fake IDs.

Advertisement:

Store owners say a scanner supplied to 16,000 retailers is unable to read the new bar code design to verify the ages of customers trying to buy alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

While clerks can still check a date of birth by looking at the license, they’re having to turn away some younger looking customers out of fear of breaking the law by selling restricted products to minors using fake IDs.

The higher-security driver’s licenses issued since mid-September can be used instead of a passport to cross into Canada. State officials say the scanning problem likely won’t be fixed until January.


More of today's headlines

Monroe, NY - A Kiryas Joel group is seeking to open a girls’ school in part of the Ridgewood Corp. warehouse as a companion to its boys’ school on Larkin... England - Kellogg's has apologised to a Jewish man who ate a cereal bar containing pork gelatine because its wrapper incorrectly stated it was suitable for vegetarians...

 

Total1

Read Comments (1)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Oct 10, 2008 at 10:19 AM Anonymous Says:

Can the government make anything right??

2

Sign-in to post a comment

Scroll Up
Advertisements:

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!